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Funeral Promotions

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Funeral Promotions

I've had some promotional literature pushed through my letterbox this morning from a local funeral service company.
I've had 2 or 3 of these lately so I'm going to get out my blood pressure monitor and do a check.
Do these people have some prior notice of impending doom Sad
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itsme
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Re: Funeral Promotions

If you not aware there are inheritance tax advantages if you pay for your funeral before you die.
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We plan to bury our coffins in our orchard. Up to two burials are legal without planning permission provided they are properly documented. The only cost now is the rental of a JCB backhoe and the fee for an alternate ceremony.
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Re: Funeral Promotions

@Strat..... you might be interested in this..... being a fellow yokshuman...... 
http://www.coffincompany.co.uk/cardboard-coffin
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I'd put aside an extra £20 for a willow one.
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Yew grows better than willow in corpses though
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
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i intend to pop off stony broke and let the parish deal with my remains.  i was always baffled by the people who were saving for their funerals.  they won't be there to get any fun out of it, so why not enjoy your assets while you have them?
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Re: Funeral Promotions

People save or prepay for their funeral so that family members don't have to pick the tab up.
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its always best to take out fpi and that way there is no cash transaction for the event, all the planning is done so nobody has to try and think about organising or paying for it at a time of great emotional stress and as the recently departed you are safe in the knowledge that the funeral you want will be provided regardless of any choices any family members might otherwise make .... (fpi= funeral plan insurance)
your family has to pick up the tab if you don't in most districts they no longer inter the unclaimed, or rather they track down the relies and give them the bill after the fact .....
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But will you get a carriage clock and a Parker pen  Roll eyes
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Quote from: nanotm
as the recently departed you are safe in the knowledge that the funeral you want will be provided regardless of any choices any family members might otherwise make


Which is the bit that baffles me.........
you are not safe in the knowledge...... YOU ARE DEAD... end of story ...
Once you are dead... you have no knowledge of anything... least of all what is going on in the world of the living....
(oops... I can see nanotm asking me how I know......  Cheesy   well, how does he know I`m not right  ?  Huh )
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indeed it could go either way and a lot of people would prefer to hedge their bets on that one just in case the church got it all wrong Smiley
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Re: Funeral Promotions

Please do not believe the hype that once you have prepaid for a funeral, then that is that.
All these contracts have small print, and a lot of it allows the Funeral Director to bill for services in the contact if they have increased by a certain amount. This applied to all charges covered by legislation (VAT, fees from Local Authorities & NHS) among others.
Also some FD's get the bereaved to change some items, like the number of cars or flowers, which of course are chargeable.
Please seek advice as the small print is very devious.
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Once your dead that its, your either worm food or ashes, they could even chuck me in the recycling bin, I'm not going to know any different  Grin
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i intend to pop off stony broke and let the parish deal with my remains.  i was always baffled by the people who were saving for their funerals.  they won't be there to get any fun out of it, so why not enjoy your assets while you have them?
I agree.
When you think about it the cheapest funeral costs a fortune and who is it for ? Friends and family, certainly not you even though you are there.
In time we will all be forgotton about.
Sad but true.